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What happens with Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs) at General Assembly (GA)?

  • An advocate for each CSAI gives a two-minute presentation on it at a mini-assembly sponsored by the Commission on Social Witness (CSW), where the audience may ask questions or offer comments.
  • At the designated plenary, the advocates give their two-minute presentations to the entire delegate body. Afterward, time is set aside for other supporting advocates to speak in rotation among the five issues. There is no debate about any issue (that is, no con statements), only pro statements for each proposed CSAI. Stating that a given issue encompasses all the other issues is considered a “Con” statement. The delegates then vote to select just one of the five proposed CSAIs as the CSAI for three years of study and action.
  • During GA, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) staff conducts a hearing on the selected CSAI to assist congregations and districts in launching their study and action.

What happens after the first GA?